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Sharon O’Keefe, President, UChicago Medical Center

Sharon O'Keefe
Chicago is famous for the propensity of its native sons and daughters to remain Chicagolanders their entire lives. Sharon O’Keefe, president of the University of...

Howard Kern, President and CEO, Sentara Healthcare

Howard Kern
As a newly minted graduate in biology and environmental sciences in 1978, Howard P. Kern saw the healthcare industry as full of opportunity and...

Mark Harrison, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Marc Harrison, MDA
Dr. Marc Harrison - a third-generation physician whose son is now in medical school - took the top job at Intermountain Healthcare in October...

Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Spectrum Health

President & CEO, Spectrum Health
When Tina Freese Decker was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, chatting about the weather was serious business. Her meteorologist father had cofounded a...

Terry Shaw, President & CEO, Adventist Health System

When Terry Shaw was 14, he was already cleaning grocery stores and warehouses and driving a forklift for a health-food distributor in the Dallas-Fort...

Wright Lassiter III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

“I have one goal,” says Wright L. Lassiter, III: “Reduce the gap between today and what’s possible.” It’s a lifelong mantra he’s using more than...

Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health

Johnese Spisso is president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. In this role, she...

Patricia Maryland, DrPH, President & CEO, Ascension Healthcare

It’s a cliché to say someone followed a long journey to where they are today, but that’s literally the case with Patricia “Pat” Maryland, soon-to-be...

Dennis Murphy, President & CEO, IU Health

When Dennis Murphy took his mother to the movie "Brooklyn" she said it was like watching her life on screen. Like the movie's protagonists,...

Penny Wheeler, MD, President & CEO, Allina

Sometimes, regardless of training and experience, a rare person appears with "chief executive" written in her heart. Penny Wheeler, MD, fits the description. She...

John Porter, President & CEO Avera

As healthcare undergoes a transformation to a value-based, accountable care model, John Porter may be blessed with just the right background to lead a major...

Laura Forese, MD, MPH, EVP & CEO NewYork-Presbyterian

You could say Laura Forese, MD, has been preparing for a leadership role at NewYork-Presbyterian all her life. She grew up just outside New York...

Robert J. Henkel, President & CEO, Ascension Health; EVP, Ascension

Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, is the President and CEO of Ascension Health. He also serves as an Executive Vice President of Ascension Health’s parent organization,...

Barclay Berdan, CEO, Texas Health Resources

Talk about baptism of fire. Within a month of Barclay Berdan becoming CEO of Texas Health Resources in September 2014, the Arlington-based health system...

Michael Shabot, MD, EVP/CCO, Memorial Hermann Health System

Michael Shabot, MD of Memorial Hermann
I t’s hard to believe Michael Shabot, MD, had no early interest in medicine. But maybe it just had to get in line. “I...

Christine Cassel, MD, President & CEO, National Quality Forum (NQF)

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Christine Cassel, MD, pioneered the program called Choosing Wisely. Earning an undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of...

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, Dean F. Edward Hébert, School of...

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, became Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,...

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, President, The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing healthcare system. Dr. Blumenthal is...

Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department...

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a physician whose 20-year career has focused on improving access to affordable, high quality care for all people, especially vulnerable...

Laura Kaiser, Executive Vice President & COO, Intermountain Healthcare

All of us have been shaped with visible and invisible hands,” says Laura Kaiser, who as executive vice president and COO of Intermountain Healthcare,...

Brian Connolly, President & CEO, Oakwood HealthCare

When Brian Connolly was only 34 he became the first layperson on the board of the Daughters of Charity. It was 1985 and he’d...

Tom Sadvary, President & CEO, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Tom Sadvary of Scottsdale Institute
His wife of 37 years, Mary, doesn’t remember it, but Tom Sadvary first met her in an ambulance in Pittsburgh, he a paramedic, she...

Marc Boom, MD, President & CEO, Houston Methodist

The classic American Dream, globally diversified today, involves European immigrants crossing the Atlantic on a freighter, working hard and sacrificing in America so their...

Paul Tang, MD, VP and Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Palo...

Paul Tang, MD
I f an individual could be an epicenter, Paul Tang, MD, would be that person for healthcare in the United States. His day job...

Christine Cassel, MD, President & CEO, National Quality Forum

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Christine Cassel, MD, pioneered the program called Choosing Wisely. Earning an undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of...

Ernie Sadau, President & CEO, CHRISTUS Health

When Ernie Sadau was a teenager lying in a Fort Worth hospital bed he wrote a note on the dietary-tray response card that he’d...

Don Wegmiller, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute

Don Wegmiller
It’s not surprising Don Wegmiller was elected to the Healthcare Hall of Fame this year. The honor crowns an already brilliant career that enters...

Tom Zenty, President & CEO, University Hospitals Health System

Pennsylvania seems to produce top healthcare executives like it does quarterbacks and Tom Zenty is no exception to that tradition. Zenty, 57, is president...

Nov 2012 – Gary Campbell, President & CEO, Centura Health

Oct 2012 – Dan Wolterman, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Sep 2012 – Craig Samitt, MD, President & CEO, Dean Clinic

Jul 2012 – Brian Connolly, President & CEO, Oakwood HealthCare

Jun 2012 – Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Apr 2012 – Alan Goldbloom, MD, President & CEO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Mar 2012 – Tom Sadvary, President & CEO, Scottsdale Healthcare

Feb 2012 – Tim Stack, President & CEO, Piedmont Healthcare

Jan 2012 – Doug Hawthorne, CEO, Texas Health Resources

Oct 2011 – Vincent Caponi, CEO, St. Vincent Health

Aug 2011 – Rick Breon,President & CEO, Spectrum Health

Jul 2011 – Tom Priselac, President & CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Jun 2011 – Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS

Apr 2011 – Peter Fine, President & CEO, Banner Health

Mar 2011 – Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO, Billings Clinic

Feb 2011 – Jim Skogsbergh, MD, President & CEO, Advocate Health Care

Nov 2010 – Mark Laney, MD, President & CEO, Heartland Health

Oct 2010 – Dan Wolterman, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Sep 2010 – Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Partners Healthcare

Jul 2010 – Charles Sorenson, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Jun 2010 – Bruce Lawrence, President & CEO, INTEGRIS Health

May 2010 – Joe Swedish, President & CEO, Trinity Health

Mar 2010 – John Bluford, President & CEO, Truman Medical Centers

Feb 2010 – David Bernd, CEO, Sentara Health Care

Nov 2009 – Hal Williamson, Jr., MD, MSPH, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Sep 2009 – Al Aviles, President & CEO, New York City Health & Hospitals Corp.

Aug 2009 – David Feinberg, MD, MBA, CEO, UCLA Hospital System

Jul 2009 – Don Jernigan, President & CEO, Adventist Health System

Jun 2009 – Kevin Lofton, President & CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)

May 2009 – David Benfer, FACHE, CEO, Saint Raphael Healthcare System

Mar 2009 – Jim Anderson, President & CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Feb 2009 – Lowell C. Kruse, President & CEO, Heartland Health

Dec 2008 – James J. Mongan, MD, President & CEO, Partners HealthCare

Nov 2008 – Michael W. Murphy, President & CEO, Sharp HealthCare

Oct 2008 – Thomas Royer, MD, President & CEO, CHRISTUS Health